Michele Langlo is a wife, freelance journalist, digital artist, and mother to a twenty-five year old son, Cody, who's autistic.
Though not every moment of Cody's life growing up has been the easiest, Michele wouldn't give a moment of it away. Cody is a gift from God to Michele, and has taught her more about life than any other single individual she knows.
Michele and her husband, Bill, said their vows over twenty years ago, and are still going strong.
Michele loves to ride horses and Harleys. She loves fishing and hunting, hiking and camping. She enjoys cooking--especially Italian food. But most importantly, she is a devout Christian who owes everything to God for the multitide of blessings he has given her.
Having to think about certain “what ifs” of the future are quite difficult for me . . .
Cody had hit a plateau and stayed there, particularly over the last two years. The only benefit that we could see to leaving him public school was for social interaction.
Involvement of family, guardians and caregivers is essential to the success of a skill to be learned and applied by the individual.
It was probably about five years after Cody graduated from high school when Cody’s case worker called us and began asking questions regarding our thoughts about the possibilities of Cody seeking work.
After high school we struggled to get Cody enrolled in a program which could further help him become self-sufficient. But this presented a huge challenge.
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